Except for some light toning this booklet is NF. Seidman J108 -- "A pamphlet during the Hitler-Stalin pact period designed to arouse antiwar sentiment among Negroes.Jim Crow in the armed forces is another proof that [American] promises of democracy are false." An early work by Claudia Jones, a prominent organizer and spokesman among African-American Communists of the 40's and 50's. First Edition. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 23 pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Jim-Crow in Uniform
Publisher: New Age Publishers
Publication Date: 1940
Edition: First Edition; First Printing.
Book Description New York, New Age, 1940., 1940. Pamphlet. 12mo, 24 pp. Self-wrappers, pictorial cover. Very good condition. Probably the first book by Claudia Jones (we know of no earlier titles by her). Jones was born in Trinidad and came to the US as a child. She was a member of the Communist Party of the United States (CPUSA) and wrote a column on Negro affairs for the party's newspaper, the Daily Worker. Expelled from the US in 1955 after serving time in jail, she was granted asylum in the United Kingdom and carried on there as an activist until her death in 1964, founding the Notting Hill Carnival in 1959. The Schomburg Collection has this pamphlet only in microfilm. Seller Inventory # 3412